The Monthly Barometer is an analytical and predictive monthly newsletter that distills into one page those macro issues relevant to time-starved decision-makers.
It has been in existence since 2007 and, to date, its track-record is impressive. It is written by a small research team and benefits from the regular input of several hundred key opinion-leaders. A great deal of intellectual and methodological rigour lies behind its compilation. However, its style remains straightforward to read and easy to digest.

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We live in an era of mounting complexity and information overload, in which it is increasingly difficult to distinguish the signals from the noise. In such a context, trying to identify the most relevant analysis tends to resemble “drinking water from a fire hydrant”.
Our strength is to focus on reducing complexity by conveying a simple (but not simplistic) and succinct message.

In less than two minutes each month, readers are able to:

  1. grasp the complexity of the world;
  2. better connect the dots; and
  3. get a sense of where the world is heading.


Our subscribers include private investors, business executives, and leading opinion-makers, all of whose time is severely constrained.


In the coming weeks, “must-watch” issues include: (1) what President Trump does and does not do – particularly in terms of his infrastructure plans, trade and fiscal expansion, (2) the way in which US – China relations evolve: a radical uncertainty and a key risk to global economic and geopolitical stability; (3) China, that remains at the epicentre of global economic and financial stress, and whose corporate debt woes continue to grow; (4) the extent to which the USD strength will affect countries (in particular overleveraged EM) and companies: (5) the vast array of growing geopolitical and societal risks, with a focus on rising populism (a source of policy unpredictability), and Russia / Western relations. For real-time / in-depth analysis on any of these, please contact us.